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Northland College, a private liberal arts college located on the beautiful shores of Lake Superior, seeks a payroll administrator/HR generalist.

The payroll administrator/HR generalist reports to the assistant controller and works closely with the human resources director and is responsible for processing bi-monthly payrolls, facilitating employee benefits enrollment, on-boarding new employees; responding to employee and management needs related to employee compensation; maintaining employee files; and performing other accounting duties such as account reconciliations and labor accruals, As part of the Business Office this role has many opportunities for growth and advancement within Northland College.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Payroll experience
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Adeptness in working with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and Explorer.
  • Ability to quickly learn new and technical tasks related to computer systems.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Accounting experience in payroll, accounts payable and/or accounts receivable.
  • Employee benefits administration experience.
  • Two years of experience in customer service.
  • Associates degree in accounting. Bachelors would allow for expanded responsibilities.


  • Commensurate with education and experience.
  • Flexible working conditions and competitive benefits.

Northland College is a nationally recognized College founded in 1892 and focused on the environment and providing outdoors, experiential learning and leadership opportunities to its students.

Organization Details

Northland College 1411 Ellis Avenue Ashland, Wisconsin 54806